Kukah Meets Buhari behind Closed-doors in Villa, Declines Comments


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President Muhammadu Buhari and the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bihsop Matthew Kukah, Thursday met behind closed-doors for about 30 minutes.
Kukah emerged ‎from the meeting which took place inside the President’s office inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja but declined to take questions from eager State House correspondents, who had waited for him.

The Cleric who was seen walking off briskly at about a few minutes before 11am, told reporters that he had a 12.30pm flight to catch.

Presidency sources said the President’s meeting with Kukah was a “one-on-one meeting”, so no official position on the visit should be expected.
The Bishop, a member of the National Peace Committee for the 2015 General Elections had come under heavy criticism following ‎his recent media interview where he faulted the Buhari’s administration on his probe of former President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration, with many concluding he was condoning corruption.

Kuhah was quoted to have said that for conceding victory to Buhari in the March 28 presidential election, Jonathan should not be probed.

It would be recalled that Kukah briefing State House correspondents after a meeting members of the peace committee led by Gen. Abdusalami Abubakar had with Buhari on August 11 had said the President was advised to follow the rule of law in his anti-graft war.

He said Buhari should remember that the country was no longer under military rule.

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